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  • proper n. The highest court in a legal jurisdiction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the highest court in most states of the United States
  • n. the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation


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  • On Friday, Patrick Kennedy, a former eight-term congressman from Rhode Island and the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, will marry New Jersey schoolteacher Amy Petitgout in a small, private ceremony presided over by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

    Kennedy family divided over Mass. compound

  • Putting a professional kitchen in my garage was about as financially possible for us as buying the Supreme Court Building.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

  • This seems to English people about as odd as Americans must find the designation of the first female Law Lord British equivalent of Supreme Court Justice as ‘Lord Justice Elizabeth Butler-Sloss’.


  • Complicating the picture last week, the state Supreme Court ruled that Pawlenty broke the law when he used a process called unallotment to unilaterally slice nearly $2.7 billion from state spending after he and the Legislature failed to reach a budget agreement last year, worsening the budget situation. rss feed

  • Yoo, a former law professor and clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, concluded that neither the Taliban nor al-Qaeda were entitled to prisoner-of-war status, or the protections of the Geneva Convention.

    The Longest War

  • New York Yankees, Inc., the Supreme Court affirmed the 1922 ruling.

    The Greatest Game

  • Her press relations official, Carl Stern, a former NBC-TV Supreme Court reporter, backed her up.


  • In March 2007, Musharraf made what would turn out to be a spectacular mistake, suspending the Supreme Court chief justice If-tikhar Chaudhry, ostensibly because he was abusing his office but more likely because he had shown refreshing independence from the government—for instance, by looking into the fates of some of the hundreds of “disappeared” Pakistanis who were widely believed to have been sucked into the maw of the ISI, the powerful military intelligence agency.

    The Longest War

  • In 1972 the Supreme Court heard the case ofFlood v.

    The Greatest Game

  • Dottie Blackman, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, was a fine seamstress and operated a dress store in Minnesota before their move to DC.

    First Man


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